Category Archives: Convergence

Convergence 2015 US | Recap

It’s only wednesday afternoon, the event goes on for another day but it’s my last day at the event so time to wrap up and recap.

Honestly I had forgotten how big this event was. Last Convergence I attended was in 2008 I think. 12.000 people is huge and makes Directions EMEA look like a gathering of friends (which it is).

So it’s an experience being here even though I skipped monday because of my oldest daughters birthday.

I’ve done two presentations for NAVUG. One about upgrades and one about word reporting. Both sessions will be repeated as a NAVUG webinar so if you missed it you should register.

Upgrades

Goal was to squeeze almost two decades of real life upgrade experience into an hour session. I had 46 slides. I managed to do it in exactly 60 minutes with only skipping one slide.

The session was devided into a part about getting from Classic to RTC and a part about upgrades after finishing this journey. The majority of the audience was still on classic.

I hope I inspired people to get the upgrade going and enjoy the better upgrade experience after that.

You can find the slides here.

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=6CE75573B9DF3521&id=6CE75573B9DF3521%21167849

Word Reporting

I was honestly tempted to ask the audence to leave the presentation if they had ever done  a mailmerge in word, but I did not. I actually managed to spend 45 minutes on the topic with Claus Lundstrom in the audience.

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I spent most time of the presentation explaining different datasetconsiderations comparing different versions of the Sales Invoice Report. Once the dataset is easy to understand the word reporting gets easier too.

Nested Iterations

During convergence I also learned that NAV 2015 CU4 fixed the problem of having nested iterations in your word report. That is excelent news.

Glossy Mark

Couple of weeks ago I was asked some interview questions that would be published in the NAVUG magazine. Well that happened and I was quite surprised how cool the result looks in a glossy magazine.

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Microsoft Convergence Atlanta 2015 | My Sessions & Workshops

Convergence 2This year in Atlanta I will be attending Convergence for the first time in many years. I am really looking forward to go back to this great event.

I am also speaking at two sessions for this event as part of the sessions delivered by NAVUG.

Ask your peers: Reporting with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Word – really!

Would you like to get up-to-speed on Microsoft Word reporting for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015? In this session, we’ll discuss the user-friendly and powerful setup options, layout and formatting possibilities, and report scheduling and notifications. We’ll also show you the exciting Jet Add-in that greatly simplifies using the dataset from Microsoft Dynamics NAV. After spending a little time with us, you’ll be ready to do it yourself! This session is presented by NAVUG/MVPs.

Ask your peers: Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics NAV – myths and facts

When upgrading to the latest and greatest, everyone is faced with challenges. You are not alone! How do I determine budget? Am I dependent on vendors? Will there be downtime? What about existing hardware and peripherals? Do I need to upgrade SQL Server? What about Microsoft Azure vs. on-premise? We’ll separate the myths and facts so you can proceed intelligently, and we’ll prepare you for questions to ask your partner to help you upgrade effectively. This session is presented by NAVUG/MVPs.

Design Patterns Worskhop

Are you visiting Convergence and curious about learning more about Design Patterns? Together with Mike Doster, Lead MCT, I am hosting a workshop in Atlanta the same week as convergence. On March 19th and 20th you can learn everything about design patterns and programming best practices in NAV.

The price of the workshop is 580 USD. You can register via this website. You can also use the contact form on this blog.

Here is a short intro video to the Design Patterns

See you in Atlanta!

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